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About Connection Points

> Network Diagram Knowledge > About Connection Points
Posted by Daniel Belisario | 12/23/2019
Connection points are necessary for diagramming network, flowchart and organizational charts. In Edraw, you connect shapes by attaching, or gluing.

Glue: A property of shapes that causes them to stay connected even when one of the shapes is moved. When you attach a connector to a shape, you glue the connectors to shape connection points Connection Points .

connect shapes by attaching

connect shapes by gluing

A connection point on a shape is a blue Connection Points.

Use Connection Points

When the endpoint of the connector moves over the connection point, the red rectangle Connection Points Connection Points will appear. There are several cases.

move over the connection point

When you select connector line tool (Connector tool, Line tool, Arc tool, Curve tool, Sector tool, Freehand tool), once the mouse moves over the connection point, the red rectangle Connection Points will appear, this means you can connect the shape.

select connector line tool

When you move the endpoint of the connector, once the mouse moves over the connection point, the red rectangle Connection Points will appear.

move the endpoint of the connector moves over the connection point

When you move the shapes or the connector, once the endpoint of the connector and the connection point of the shape are at the same position, the red rectangle Connection Points will appear.

When a connector is glued to that connection point, the endpoint of the connector turns red.

Note: The position of connection point determines the direction in which the connector layout.

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Add A Connection Point to A Shape

  1. Select a shape.
  2. Switch to the Connection Point tool.

connection point tool

  1. Press CTRL and click the selected shape.

Add a connection point

Tips: Make sure that the shape is selected before you add the connection point. The selected shape has a green, dashed border. Connection points are created only for the selected shape, even if the pointer is positioned over a different shape.

Delete A Connection Point

  1. Switch to the Connection Point tool.
  2. Click the connection point to select it (it turns magenta), and then press DELETE.

Delete a connection point

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